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Definitions for dunderhead
ˈdʌn dərˌhɛd; ˈdʌn dərˌpeɪtdun·der·head

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dunce, dunderhead, numskull, blockhead, bonehead, lunkhead, hammerhead, knucklehead, loggerhead, muttonhead, shithead, dumbass, fuckheadnoun

    a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence


  1. dunderheadnoun

    A stupid person; a dunce

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dunderheadnoun

    a dunce; a numskull; a blockhead

  2. Etymology: [Prov. Eng. also dunderpoll, from dunder, same as thunder.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dunderhead

    dun′dėr-hed, n. a stupid person—also Dun′derpate.—adj. Dun′derheaded.—n. Dun′der-headism.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. dunderhead

    A term used for the devil, as also for a stupid fellow.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dunderhead in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dunderhead in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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